Editorials

Columbus Day Parade

October 11, 2012
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Joe Ruggiero, Buddy Mangini, Bill Chisholm, Celeste Myers, Rosalie Patralia and all the other volunteers that made this year’s Columbus Day Parade Sunday in East Boston a success should be proud of the job that they did. All those involved in planning this year’s parade spent countless hours and long days and nights meticulously...

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Of Canines and Things

October 11, 2012
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A few months ago, the state enacted a new law to modernize animal-control laws, which includes the first statewide rules for tethering canines. The bill signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick is especially aimed at those who are convicted of cruelty to animals. The law also bans a person from keeping a dog...

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Columbus Day

October 4, 2012
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Monday the 8th is the annual celebration of Columbus Day – which commemorates the achievements of Christopher Columbus, chief among them, the discovery of America. No 15th Century explorer matched the heroism and daring that Christopher Çolumbus brought onto the world stage at a time when most people believed the world was flat. He...

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Register to Vote

October 4, 2012
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Massachusetts voters have until October 13, to register to vote. The presidential election coming up in November is among the most important in decades. In order to vote, one must be registered to make themselves heard and felt – as a single vote has great value in our society. We urge all those who...

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Ethanol’s Cost

September 26, 2012
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Ethanol is made from corn grain and corn grain comes from harvests of corn – millions of acres of it. This year’s harvest is miserable. Due to the pervasive drought out west, cornfields throughout the mid-west have shriveled and burned and in some cases there has been a negligible harvest. In such an environment,...

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Patty Campatelli, New Register

September 20, 2012
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From the beginning of the campaign for Suffolk County Register of Probate, East Boston’s Patty Campatelli was the underdog. In the end, the underdog appellation did not hold. She won a commanding victory given the fact she was not as well known as her opponent throughout Suffolk County. Again, in the end, none of...

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City Councillor Sal LaMattina

September 20, 2012
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City Councillor Sal LaMattina and his many supporters in this neighborhood and elsewhere believed he would be the victor in the Probate Register contest. That victory did not materialize and when all was said and done, LaMattina got the short end of the stick. As surprising as Campatelli’s victory was to her, so too...

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Remembering 9/11

September 12, 2012
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The more that time passes, the more we tend to forget the stark terror and horrible outcome of the terrorist attacks which killed so many, while at the same time awakening the nation to the worldwide terrorist threat. The passing of time, however, doesn’t dim the memory of just how bad this attack was,...

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Honoring an Eastie Victim

September 12, 2012
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On this 9/11 anniversary we honor the life and the memory of Jesus Sanchez, a customer service rep for United Airlines who was on Flight 175. He was 45. He left two children and a grand-daughter. Here was a genuinely good man, a family man, a gentle, non-violent East Boston resident cut down in...

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Get out and Vote

September 5, 2012
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East Boston voters are urged to get out and to vote on Thursday, primary day. There are two major races with friends of East Boston that mean something to mainstream voters here. First is Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina’s candidacy for the Suffolk County Register of Probate position versus Patty Campatelli. As a city...

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